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  • 11 August, 2022

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Him Drone-a-thon Program

Him Drone-a-thon Program

The "Him Drone-a-thon" campaign has been started by the Indian Army in association with the Drone Federation of India.


  • The program's goal is to stimulate the development of ground-breaking drone capabilities for fulfilling the needs of frontline troops by providing specific possibilities to the Indian drone ecosystem.
  • The "Him Drone-a-thon" program is an ongoing connection between all stakeholders in India, including business, academia, software developers, and manufacturers of drone products.


  • According to the Indian Army, this effort supports Make in India's defence manufacturing goals.
  • Based on the idea that "good available locally" is preferable to "best available worldwide," the Indian Army supports the domestic drone ecosystem.
  • The local industry has the necessary knowledge to create items in this subject that are of the highest quality.
  • To promote domestic drone production, India has mainly banned the import of drones and exempted the import of drone parts. Its purpose is to encourage local drone producers and increase investment.

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India’s drone arsenal:

  • Heron [ISRAEL]
  • Predator [USA]
  • Sea Guardian [USA]
  • Fire-Fly ‘loitering munition’ [ISRAEL]
  • Harpy and Harop loitering munition [ISRAEL]
  • Rustom – 2 [INDIA]
  • CATS Warrior [INDIA]

Source: PIB

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